MSNBC Loses It Over A Cartoon Frog Sarjan Narwan September 18, 2016 11 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr In a rather bizarre 10 minutes of television, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC did an analysis of the popular internet meme – Pepe the frog (shown below). She went on to show a range of cherry picked Nazi Pepes to attack the alt right. Maddow attempted to portray the use of this meme (which is commonly used by Trump supporters) as a symbol of white supremacy, due to the fact that a small group of people posts racist Pepes like those shown above. This theory, however, breaks down upon a simple google search of “pepe the frog” which returns the following. Despite the quantity of images that can be seen, I had only found one which may be linked to white supremacy, with that being the pepe wearing a swastika. If this meme was a symbol of white supremacy would you not think that a much larger quantity of images would be racist instead of the needle in a haystack that was found? This meme has even been used by many big name celebrities such as Katy Perry (a Hillary supporter) and Nicki Minaj. Surely they must be held to account by the media for posting these white supremacist images, but of course they weren’t. So you’d think that when Donald Trump Jr posted his own Pepe (shown below) he would be treated the same right? … Wrong. Rachel Maddow wasted no time in criticizing Don Jr and attacking the character of those in the image such as Milo Yiannopolus (shown at the right) who she said was banned from Twitter for “racist abuse”. She also claimed that Alex Jones (second from right) didn’t believe that the Sandy Hook shooting was real. The dishonest media knows Pepe is a harmless meme used by only a small minority of white supremacists, but making the link between Trump and racism helps feed into the media narrative of trump being a bigot. The fact that the mainstream media is having to cover a cartoon frog shows how much of a joke they have become and is only one of many reasons why they are becoming obsolete.